How to balance design and cost when creating your own custom closet

Nobody can deny that having custom closets built is a great investment that will yield long-term benefits for you and your family. It can replace chaos with order and it will also add considerable value to your home when you resell it.

All things considered, this is one of the best home improvement projects you can undertake. It simplifies your life and the life of the people who will live here after you and it saves you some time.  Before contacting and hiring a closet installer near you, there are several things you should know.

Here below, Coastal Closet Designs will give you a few pointers as to what influences your custom closet budget:

1- Materials

Unsurprisingly, thickness and quality grades vary a lot. You can just stick with the industry standard or try to use wire if your budget is low. Obviously, it is not made for heavy loads and it is hardly customisable.

Wood closets are what we recommend, especially plywood. Solid wood might seem like a good idea too but keep in mind that it can be affected by temperature and humidity.

Finally, melamine closets are another option you can explore. It is a new technology that gives you all the advantages of wood without its limitations. It is very easy to maintain and does not peel, crack or stain. MDF is easy to customise and comes in a variety of colors and finishes which makes it an excellent choice too.

2- Colors

You might not know this but yes, color play a huge part in the total cost of your custom closet. The most cost-effective solution is plain white. A woodgrain pattern will add between 25 to 45% to the final cost, some trendy kinds of woodgrain can even add up to 70% to the bottom line. If you are looking for custom colors, the price of the project is likely to double.

Maple, cherry, antique, chocolate? The choice is yours. Coastal Closet Designs offers you a wide range of colors for all your custom closets projects. Darker shades can mimic real wood if you opted for a different material. But the downside is that it can darken your space.

3- Section Width and Depth

The more sections you want to have, the higher the cost of course. Two 36” wide sections are usually enough for a couple. You might want a section for your winter clothes and an another one for your summer clothes but chances are that cost will go up fast. Keep in mind that you don’t have to use all your wall space, especially if your budget is tight.

In terms of depth, try to stay as shallow as reasonably possible to control your costs. A 12” deep section for hanging is usually way enough for your needs. For drawer sections, 16” is what we recommend.

We are one of the best closet installers in Delaware and we cover all the major cities like Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Milford, Bethany Beach, Ocean City, and Seaford. Call us today for more information or even better yet, fill out our free custom design consultation form to get any question or inquiry answered by one of the professional design team members! One of our design consultants will be happy to give you a free quote based on your requirements.